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TDOT Halts Road Construction For Holiday Weekend

Posted at 9:17 AM, May 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-27 10:17:24-04

Those with the Tennessee Department of Transportation said they’re halting road construction on the state's highways over the Memorial Day weekend.

The state has been expecting nearly 700,000 drivers to be on Tennessee roads over the three-day weekend. Road work will be suspended beginning at noon on Friday, and it’s set to resume at 6 a.m. on Tuesday.

There may still be some lane closures and restrictions in areas where long-term construction projects have been underway, and reduced speed limits will still be in effect in work zones.

The AAA auto club has estimated more than 38 million Americans will be traveling during the Memorial Day weekend, a nearly 2 percent increase over 2015 and the second-highest travel volume since 2005.